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Quinoa and Veggie Salad

An easy salad that provides complete protein, plus fiber and antioxidants.  Make it a main dish meal, or a hearty side.

Use any vegetables that you have on hand.  Blanching some, like broccoli, peas, carrots, and asparagus will give you a nice flavor and texture.

Course: salads
Keyword: quinoa
Servings: 4
Author: A. JoAnn
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic dressing
Instructions
  1. Mix together quinoa, water, salt, and olive oil. Bring to boil, cover and simmer according to package directions. 

  2. Cut broccoli into florets, and snap peas in half.  Bring a medium saucepan filled with water to boil. Add vegetables and cook about 1 minute. Drain the veggies and place in a large serving bowl.

    Broccoli cut into florets and snap peas halved.
  3. Add cooked quinoa and toss to mix. Serve at room temperature, or chill until ready to serve.